Romeo And Juliet Compare And Contrast Pyramus And Thisbe

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How far would you go for young love? Would you give up your life for undying love? Romeo and Juliet, and Pyramus and Thisbe both would. Pyramus and Thisbe, written by Ovid, is a perfect example of the crazy extremes love can make you do. Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare, is another perfect example of undying love. These two stories show the things that these lovers had to go through to be together. The lovers faced horrible events that eventually lead to their downfall like;obstacles, swords, and death.
In the short story “Pyramus and Thisbe” one of the hardest things that separated the two lovers, was their parents. Their parents didn't allow them to be together, and forbid them from even seeing each other. This is shown in the story as,“The more that flame is covered up, the hotter it burns Ovid writes (947).” Another element that greatly impacted the young couple, was the physical wall between them. The wall symbolized the barrier between them, from their parents. There was a tiny crack in
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In “Pyramus and Thisbe”, Ovid used the swords to show that the lovers had no other option to be together, but to kill themselves. Pyramus kills himself with his sword after he see blood all over the ground, which he assumes is Thisbe’s. He was wrong, and Thisbe comes out of hiding after she sees him laying on the ground covered in his own blood. She decides that she doesn't want to live without her true love, so she takes his blood soaked sword, and stabs herself. Romeo and Juliet take almost the same exact approach. Juliet faked her death, without telling Romeo. Romeo then finds her, and decides that he also cant live without her. He then took a vial of poison, and kills himself. Juliet wakes up some time later, only to discover her husband’s dead body next to her. She then takes his sword and stabs